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This silent movie with the provocative title was released by Santa Barbara's "Flying A" studio in 1915.
The American Film Company, the "Flying A," settled in Santa Barbara in 1912, but other silent movie studios filmed here before that. In fact, movies made by other film companies might have inspired the "Flying A" to move here.
Some of the earliest silent films that Santa Barbara's "Flying A" studio filmed in Montecito were costume dramas.
In “Medallion,” a 1911 silent movie, the Santa Barbara Mission represents a monastery in Italy during the 1600s.
The “Flying A” released “For the Flag” on August 25, 1913. This silent movie takes place about 1900 during the Philippine-American War, which was fresh in people’s minds back then, but is mostly forgotten today.
A silent movie released by “Flying A” in 1915 deals with a wealthy young woman who has a child out of wedlock, and ends up marrying the father of the child, but not before a whole lot of unpleasant stuff goes down.
Most of the silent films made in Montecito used the million-dollar mansions as the locale, but not this one, released by the “Flying A” on August 3, 1915.
The "Flying A" supplied a bunch of the studio's best riders for the July 4 rodeo in 1916.
Several of the silent movies filmed at Montecito's million-dollar mansions had a religious theme.
The “Flying A” released “The Dream Ship,” on June 16, 1914. This fantasy was inspired by a poem which says that in dreamland, a king and a pauper can change places
I was very happy to be able to match up a scene from the "Flying A" film called "Nancy's Husband" with a photo of the floating Japanese summer house at the old estate in Montecito called Riso Rivo.